Thursday, June 20 2013 12:09 AM EDT2013-06-20 04:09:02 GMT
The Albany Water Gas and light commission is preparing customers for a change that starts soon for those who pay with debit or credit cards. WG&L leaders say the utility is paying $20,000 dollars a monthMore >>
The Albany Water Gas and light commission is preparing customers for a change that starts soon for those who pay with debit or credit cards.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:41 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:41:18 GMT
An Albany man who was born when Woodrow Wilson was president celebrated his birthday today. Century Pines Assisted Living Center threw a party for resident Charles Walker who turned 101 today. Walker wasMore >>
An Albany man who was born when Woodrow Wilson was president celebrated his birthday today.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:34 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:34:54 GMT
For years, the area right across the street from the RiverQuarium has been rundown, but that's changing. A couple of businesses are thriving there. The new art park is open, and a sidewalk improvementMore >>
For years, the area right across the street from the RiverQuarium has been rundown, but that's changing.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:20 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:20:33 GMT
Downtown Albany leaders are looking for ways to make sure the Flint Riverquarium remains an important part of downtown for years to come. Tonight, The Albany Dougherty Inner City Authority board began discussionsMore >>
Downtown Albany leaders are looking for ways to make sure the Flint Riverquarium remains an important part of downtown for years to come.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:51 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:51:07 GMT
Ravi Mikel Givens was arrested Tuesday and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. He is being held in the Dougherty County jail. Givens, who played ball at Westover and StetsonMore >>
Agents say that police responded to the apartment because of a burglar alarm. Officers found the back door broken open and went inside. That's where they detected a strong odor of marijuana, and saw pot in plain view.More >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Courtney Beach said she is glad to be out on a cold morning, cleaning up litter in the CME Albany neighborhood area.
Beach said "I went to high school right down the street, so I'm used to not seeing too much."
An Albany State University Student, Beach said service to her hometown was the right thing to do today.
Beach said "What better way to spend my Martin Luther King Day than volunteering."
ASU student Terrica Harper agreed that picking up trash on North Madison Street was the right thing to do to honor Dr. King's legacy.
Harper said "To get out and help the community. I wouldn't be doing nothing but sleeping anyway, so it's something positive to do."
The Albany Police Department AmeriCorps Cadets organized this clean up effort, and a number of the Officers came out to show their support for their good works.
Deputy Chief Spencer Rozier said "I think it's great and I think it shows we do have young people who care about our community, and are willing to get involved."
The volunteers picked up trash in the CME, Williams Binns, and Dennis Homes areas of central Albany. An area notorious for gang and drug activity. The Cadets hopes this clean up effort sends a message.
Rozier said "It sets an example to others, and also lets the criminals know that the community is involved and will not just sit by and tolerate the activities that are going on."
Beach said she was disappointed more Albany State University students had not come to help, and hoped more people will make next year's Dr. King Holiday a day of service.